MARC’S LIFE IS BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING. WE TALK WITH HIM ABOUT FUTURE PROJECTS, PASSIONS AND… DISCOVER MORE READING OUR INTERVIEW!
What job did you want to do as a child?
A baseball player. I was and still am obsessed with the sport. Both watching it and playing it. It’s beautiful and technical, and feels like art.
When did you decide to dedicate yourself to art?
It kind of happened in two separate occurrences—first vocationally and the other creatively. The first was after two years in business school, when I decided to travel for a few months and became focused in on photography, which ultimately led to choosing that as my career. Then the second was after working for seven years as the photo director at a studio, when I chose to leave my job to pursue a Master’s degree in fashion photography, which opened up many new creative doors and experiences.
What relationship do you want to create between your photos and the real world?
I want people to see both what I see (in my mind, through the lens) and what the model(s) wants to represent—a mutual creation. I attempt at a body of work that is vulnerable and respectful. And not just the images themselves, but the communication with my models, the atmosphere I create, and mutual respect in my shooting spaces.
Where do you usually get inspiration from?
Films, looking at people and their style on the street and subways. Daydreaming, and of course other artists. I often find myself looking at the work of Cass Bird, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr, Ethan James Green, among many others.
What makes you happy?
Humor, books, music, food, family (I have two young daughters), films, baths.
Do you work alone or with someone?
Both. On editorial work, I generally collaborate with a large team of creatives. But I also do a lot of individual work, shooting models I scout on my own. But even then, that’s not really alone. The model is a major part of the work.
Your strongest point.
I genuinely really want to be connected to the people I work with. And I think people feel that.
If you could know a person, living or dead, who would it be?
John Lennon. In my opinion, he had one of the most creative minds.
Why did you open an IG account?
At first I joined IG as a personal page, sharing images of my family and recreational activities, etc. When I realized my work was good enough to share, I created a page to network and share my work with the creative community. And now I use Instagram to cast models for many of my projects.
Your next goal?
I am currently in the beginning stages of making a Horror Fashion Film. I am also collaborating with my Psychologist wife on a photo project. Sometimes I get caught up with so many goals that I don’t end up achieving any of them. I’m always striving to find more time to collaborate on editorials, personal projects, and basically be published as much as I can. I am also always trying to integrate my community and my political beliefs into my work. Not so much politics, like blue or red, but with the way in which I go about my work. I like to work with real people, not just agency models, to help convey my thoughts about what I find genuine and beautiful.
What do you do after this interview?
I photograph products and e-commerce as my day job. Then of course, I have my freelance work. Otherwise most of my time is spent with my family in New York City. I have a 3.5 year old and 8 month old daughters. I’m currently on the final Harry Potter book, and it’s fucking awesome.